Bitter with the sweet

Chard is in season! You don’t want to miss this beautiful vegetable, it’s almost too pretty to eat. I sauté it in olive oil with garlic, salt and pepper the same way I make my collards, Brazilian style. It was the star of tonight’s delicious dinner featuring pork chops glazed with mustard and maple syrup,Continue reading “Bitter with the sweet”

Jamie Oliver’s beet salad

My foodie cousin Bill sent me a picture today of a gorgeous beet salad from Jamie Oliver’s book, 5 ingredients. We took his five ingredients and raised it by a few items we had on hand. We roasted the baby beets with a sweet potato. The salad foundation became romaine, arugula, dandelion and radish microContinue reading “Jamie Oliver’s beet salad”

What’s for dinner-Purple, Orange, Red and Green

What did we do with those piles of colorful vegetables from the Farmer’s and Asian markets? Dinner is easy when your kitchen is full of garden fresh vegetables. Slice some beets, eggplant, carrot, onion, cauliflower, sweet potatoes, coat with olive oil and salt and roast until just tender. Sauté some chard in olive oil withContinue reading “What’s for dinner-Purple, Orange, Red and Green”

Kids in a candy shop

We meant to go to an art fair in downtown St. Pete but ended up at the Saturday morning market. First we stopped at the booth named St. Pete Rocks. I bought Mookalite, a form of jasper from Australia that is meant to impart deep calm when faced with new experiences, points out all possibilitiesContinue reading “Kids in a candy shop”

Owls of Dunedin

One of the pleasures of living in Florida is the variety of beautiful birds in our shared environment. I’m always surprised to see owls and am pleased to share a sweet owl family posted by Carla Royal. Appropriate because she is as wise as an owl. In addition to being a great photographer, as aContinue reading “Owls of Dunedin”

Half Moon over Leafy Green

Today was sparkling clear with the crisp chill of a Northeast autumn, our version of a winter day. We set out for downtown St. Petersburg with high hopes for a parking space and outdoor seating on the sidewalk in front of our favorite raw food restaurant, Leafy Greens. And the Gods were smiling upon us.Continue reading “Half Moon over Leafy Green”